In chawan kazari, at what point do you stop using two hands to handle the tea-bowl? Or what is the last movement done with the chawan using two hands?
Another Midorikai quiz question!
How is the chawan handled during the temae?
A. It is handled like any regular teabowl
B. It is handled at all times like a karamono (ancient Chinese object)
C. It is handled with two hands until waritsuke [when the chawan is moved to the wall at the end of the temae]
D. It is handled as the teishu sees fit.
Answer is C. So, I guess the answer to your second question would be, the last time is when placing the chawan in front of the mizusashi in honjimai.
There are few things happening between putting chawan (still with both hands) in front of mizusashi (honjimai) and putting it to the wall (with one hand) during preparations for haiken but sensei pionted out that closing the mizusashi lid is the point that ends the tea making part and from this point teabowl is handled with one hand.
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